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Would you try another book from Barbara Delinsky and/or Joyce Bean?
I have listened to more recent works by Barbara Delinsky which I have enjoyed. I had not read or listened to any of Delinsky's earlier works when I used a credit to purchase this book. This book was copyrighted in 1988 when her writing career was still new, and the writing reflects it. This book is riddled with cliche phrases, which got annoying. Dialogue between characters was stiff and predictable. The romance scenes were okay. This book needed, but didn't get, heavy editing. Listening to this book makes me appreciate Delinsky's later works more fully.
Would you ever listen to anything by Barbara Delinsky again?
I doubt I will listen to any of her earlier works again. I will continue to listen to her recent works, provided they get good reviews.
Did the narration match the pace of the story?
The narration by Joyce Bean matched the pace of the story. Joyce Bean did the very best she could considering the poor writing in this book.
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
Anger at hearing Sabrina drank a portion of an alcoholic beverage when knowingly pregnant. Even in 1988 word was out that pregnant woman should abstain from consuming any alcohol. Bewilderment is another reaction I had wondering if there really are any men out there who possess in one man all the positive qualities of Derek McGill, namely: Sexy, good and knowledgeable lover, totally beguiled by his woman, enjoys talking, is ambitious, smart, and talented, wants children, the list goes on... Oh, and disappointment because McGill is a product of the the author's imagination and such a man who has all of these qualities cannot possibly exist!
Any additional comments?
I'm glad to know Barbara Delinsky's writing has greatly improved since this novel.
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